About Us

We started Heleo because we wanted a better way to discover and interact with today’s great writers and thinkers. We are all hit by a tsunami of content options every day – never in human history has there been so much to watch, read, forward, swipe and winky-face. Over 600,000 new books are published every year. On YouTube, 300 new hours of video are uploaded every second. Where do you even start?

At Heleo, we believe you start with people. Specifically, thought leaders — both established and up-and-coming — who engage, inspire, and motivate readers to make changes in their lives and the world. Neuroscientists, historians, biologists, economists, journalists, psychologists, entrepreneurs … Heleo thought leaders come from a wide range of backgrounds. What they all share, however, is a love of discovery, of investigation and exploration, and equally important, a love of communicating their stories and insights in entertaining, memorable ways.

So do we. We’re a lighter, faster, internet-native, more humble version of the media company. Our mission is to elevate these thought leaders, to help today’s great thinkers spread their ideas and build online audiences. We are believers – we think that the right book, the right speech, the right new habit, the right cautionary tale or clarion call, the right I-just-can’t-take-it-anymore rant, the right insight on what makes us tick — perhaps even the right tidying tip — at the right moment, can be life-changing. Our goal is to make sure that everyone has access to these transformative ideas in a format they can use, and that the thinkers who create them have the tools and incentives they need to keep inventing fresh ideas.

So join us on this adventure! Sign up for Heleo emails, subscribe to our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. We’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest ideas from our expanding community of thought leaders.

Heleo Team

Rufus Griscom


Vora Vor


Chris Chaput

Head of Design

Panio Gianopoulos

Director of Editorial

Gabe Stein

Director of Audience Development and Data Products

Abigail Barronian

Editorial Fellow

Kate Cronin

Office Manager

Kyle Edwards

Lead Developer

Michael Kovnat

Head of Video

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Heleo Advisors

Heleo Investors

Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments
Bloomberg Beta
Comcast Ventures
Funders Guild
Greycroft Partners
Greylock Partners
iNovia Capital
The New York Times Company

Media Resources

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